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MES
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Set value in dropdown

Hi everyone,

 

I want to set a value in a dropdown chart which is part of a edit form.
The value should be fixed and the users should not be able to change it.

 

The form is connected to a sharepoint list. The mentioned dropdown reffers to a lookup column in the shareloint list.

 

Thanks in advance!

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ganeshsanap
Super User
Super User

@MES 

 

For your requirements, you can do this:

  • Set Default property of dropdown control to fixed value as per your requirements.
  • Set DisplayMode property of dropdown control to DisplayMode.View

For more information, refer: Drop down control in Power Apps 

 

Additional reference: How to set a pre-populated default value of a Dropdown in EditScreen 


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v-qiaqi-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi@MES,

Based on the issue that you mentioned, do you want to set the default value of a drop down control?

Could you please share a bit more about the drop down control, is it a Combo Box or a simple Dropdown?

Please share you formula and the error message.

1).If you generate this app directly based on the SP list, I think the drop down control is a Combo Box.

If you want the value to be fixed, you should set the DefaultSelectedItems property.

["Value"] // For a specific value you want.

If you want to lookup a specific value based on other field, please check as below:

LookUp(SPList,ID=1,LookupColumnName)

2). If you have a Dropdown, please set the Default property as below:

"Value"

If the above could not solve your problem, please do post your formula and error message.

Regards,

Qi

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ganeshsanap
Super User
Super User

@MES 

 

For your requirements, you can do this:

  • Set Default property of dropdown control to fixed value as per your requirements.
  • Set DisplayMode property of dropdown control to DisplayMode.View

For more information, refer: Drop down control in Power Apps 

 

Additional reference: How to set a pre-populated default value of a Dropdown in EditScreen 


Please click Accept as solution & ‌‌👍 if my answer helped you to solve your issue. This will help others to find the correct solution easily. If the answer was useful in other ways, please consider giving it ‌‌👍

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MES
Frequent Visitor

I tried allready the solution that you have linked. But the "=" is shown as invalid argument.

 

Is it possible to use another syntax?

v-qiaqi-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi@MES,

Based on the issue that you mentioned, do you want to set the default value of a drop down control?

Could you please share a bit more about the drop down control, is it a Combo Box or a simple Dropdown?

Please share you formula and the error message.

1).If you generate this app directly based on the SP list, I think the drop down control is a Combo Box.

If you want the value to be fixed, you should set the DefaultSelectedItems property.

["Value"] // For a specific value you want.

If you want to lookup a specific value based on other field, please check as below:

LookUp(SPList,ID=1,LookupColumnName)

2). If you have a Dropdown, please set the Default property as below:

"Value"

If the above could not solve your problem, please do post your formula and error message.

Regards,

Qi

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MES
Frequent Visitor

Thank you!

Yes it is a ComboBox (I thought it is a Dropbox) and I tried it before as you stated in 2). 

With 1) it works fine.

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